Preseason All-State Participant Spotlight: Conner Nantkes



Player:  Conner Nantkes
Position: 
LHP/1B
Class: 2017
State Rank: 10
High School: 
Cherokee Trail
State: 
CO
Commitment: 
N/A
Height: 
6-2
Weight: 
180
Bats/Throws: 
L/L
60-Yard Dash: 
7.50
Position Velocity: 
77
Exit Velocity: 
89
Fastball:  84
Curveball:  68
Changeup: 71

6-foot-1, 180 pounds. Bats and throws left. Nantkes was voted most projectable arm at the event. Hands start high and has a very fluid motion to the plate. Square, in-line, and arm works real well with lower half. After delivery will slightly fall off to 3rd. Has a high 3/4 arm slot. Fastball is on you, and is thrown consistently at 81 to 82 mph but touched 84. Tails away from right handed hitters. Curveball has 1/7 shape and comes in at 68 mph with tight spin. Change has fade away from right handed hitters thrown at 70-71 mph. At the plate shows potential as a two-way player. Athletic balanced wide stance with slight crouch. Hips work good. Smooth swing off short stride. Gap to gap hitter with good bat speed. Generated 89 mph exit velocity off the tee. In the OF has solid fundamentals. Projects as a corner OF. Threw 77 from right to 3rd. Ran a 7.50 60.

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